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Okongo pleads for a fully fledged NATIS office

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There is a need for a fully-fledged NATIS office at Okongo in the Ohangwena Region to allow people access to services close to them.

This was highlighted by the Okongo Village Council Chief Executive Officer during a meeting with the Deputy Minister of Works and Transport, Veikko Nekundi.

NATIS Okongo opened its doors in 2021 but with limited office space and services.

Currently, the facility only offers eye testing, learner's license, driver's license renewal, vehicle registration, and de-registration of vehicles.

Late Nahas Mukwaita Ndevahoma described as a community activist for social change

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President Hage Geingob described the late Nahas Mukwaita Ndevahoma as a community activist for social change, a passionate educator, and a patriot who dedicated his life to the liberation of Namibia.

The 81-year-old Ndevahoma, who was conferred an official funeral, was buried at Okongo in Ohangwena Region.

Ndevahoma became a teacher at the age of 24 and later a school principal.

He performed his duties with excellence, and his unique teaching methods enabled his students to perform exceptionally well in their fields of study.

Man accused of killing ex-girlfriends at Ohangwena's Okongo denied bail

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A 33-year-old Namibian male Tuhafeni Simon has been denied bail in the Eenhana Magistrate Court.

Simon faces a charge of murder after allegedly killing his girlfriend on Tuesday night at Okongo. 

It is alleged that Simon killed 33-year-old Hambeleleni Kakukutu at Okongo just a stone's throw away from her room. 

Preliminary investigations revealed that Simon was staking out in a toilet nearby whilst drinking beer and waiting for his girlfriend to arrive so he could launch his attack.

Oukwanyama Traditional Authority requests satellite community courts

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The leadership of the Oukwanyama Traditional Authority has appealed to the Minister of Justice to look into approving the establishment of three-satellite community courts at Okongo, Eenhana and Omungwelume.

This call was made during a meeting between the minister, Yvonne Dausab, and the traditional authority leadership as well as community court officials.

Dausab is currently on a working visit to the Ohangwena, Oshana, and Oshikoto regions to source input on how best the ministry can work together with traditional authorities and community court officials.

Shack Dwellers Federation hands over 30 houses to Okongo residents

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The Shack Dwellers Federation of Namibia (SDFN) continues to provide decent housing to its members across the country.

150 members in Okongo, in the Ohangwena Region, became the latest beneficiaries of this scheme.

The Okongo Shack Dwellers Federation was established in 2006 and, to date, it has 528 members.

So far, the members have built 193 houses for low-income earners to live in decent homes, which in turn reduces the number of people living in shacks.

Namibia records 10 800 cases of Malaria and 30 deaths since January this year

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Namibia has recorded 10,800 cases of malaria and 30 deaths since January this year. The national indoor residual spraying campaign has thus been launched at Okongo in Ohangwena, one of the regions vulnerable to malaria.

In 2021, the country recorded 13,732 cases of malaria.

So far this year, cases are lower with 6,696 having originated from the Zambezi, followed by Ohangwena with 1080, Kavango East with 864, and Kavango West with 648 cases.